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In the Shadow of the Yali by Suat Dervis

In the Shadow of the Yali

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In the Shadow of the Yali by Suat Dervis
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9781590510414

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“Suat Derviş is an important novelist. She suffered a great deal for her political views, and her works were suppressed…In the Shadow of the Yalı is a work of beauty. A painful love story. A novel that examines love from a Marxist perspective. In my opinion, it has no equal in our literature.” —Selim İleri, Orhan Kemal Novel Prize–winning author of Boundless Solitude

“This feminist novel takes the reader into the world of the granddaughter of a Circassian slave who was born into privilege, lost everything, married a greedy, ambitious man, fell in love with a tycoon, and lost everything again. Suat Derviş paints a vivid portrait of the new rich during the early days of the Turkish Republic still in the shadow of its Ottoman past.” —Miriam Cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures, Duke University

“A mesmerizing tale of obsession and a woman’s journey to self-knowledge by one of the most influential feminist writers in the early Turkish Republic. Trapped between the old values of the Ottoman elite with which she was raised and those of the rich Republican businessmen that surround her, she struggles to live life on her own terms. But even in this time of profound social change, what has not changed is men’s control over women’s fate.” —Jenny White, Professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and author of Turkish Kaleidoscope: Fractured Lives in a Time of Violence

“A captivating tale of a passionate affair with unexpected consequences. The twists and turns of the unfolding narrative keeps you reading to the end—which happens at a most unexpected point.” —Afsaneh Najmabadi, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University

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